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30 June 2020 “Caution” is now the watchword when it comes to directly awarding public sectors contracts

The judicial review proceedings brought by the Good Law Project against the Department of Health and Social Care in relation to the £108m contract the Department awarded for PPE in April are about to shine a light on Regulation 32(2)(c) of the Public Contracts Regulations 2015.

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30 March 2020 The impact of coronavirus on the management of complaints and serious incident investigations in the NHS

Given the significant challenges and resource implications of the coronavirus on all NHS staff, how should Trusts manage and respond to complaints and Serious Incident Investigations? Do the relevant time limits still apply?

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23 March 2020 The Exercise of Commissioning Functions by the National Health Commissioning Board (Coronavirus) Directions 2020

See the new The Exercise of Commissioning Functions by the National Health Commissioning Board (Coronavirus) Directions 2020.

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20 March 2020 Using health tech to combat coronavirus

As coronavirus (COVID-19) rapidly spreads throughout the world, the government has implemented The Health Protection (Coronavirus) Regulations 2020. The Secretary of State now has the ability to declare COVID-19 a ‘serious and imminent threat to public health’, in which case drastic powers of detainment will be afforded to contain the virus.

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13 December 2019 Election outcome - Conservative NHS plans?

The NHS was one of the most prominent aspects of the election campaigns and, on the basis of the Tory manifesto, we can now plan.

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26 September 2019 Maternity matters - learning lessons from early notification

NHS Resolution has released a report on the first year of the innovative Early Notification (EN) Scheme. The Early Notification scheme progress report: collaboration and improved experience for families draws together key themes and recommendations from an analysis of cases from the first year of the scheme (2017/2018).

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17 May 2018 The future of NHS patient safety investigations – consultation closes 12 June 2018

The way in which the NHS investigates when things go wrong in order to identify learning and prevent future harm is very much in the spotlight with a number of high profile reports and reviews identifying significant weaknesses in the current system.

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19 September 2017 NHS Resolution publishes 'five years of cerebral palsy claims'

In line with its greater strategic focus on prevention and learning to improve safety, NHS Resolution has today published ‘Five years of cerebral palsy claims’.

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7 June 2017 Patient confidentiality erosion? Do clinicians have a duty to disclose genetic information to offspring?

Anyone working in healthcare is aware of the legal and ethical quandaries of patient confidentiality and ‘when should I breach confidentiality?’

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29 July 2016 Are agency workers protected if they blow the whistle?

The definition of ‘worker’ under the Whistleblowing legislation is already much wider than in other areas.

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